|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionBibliothèque cantonale et universitaire - Lausanne
Manuscript TitleBook of hours
CaptionParchment · 242 pp. · 16.5 x 11.7 cm · Northern France (?) · 15th century (2nd third?)
Manuscript SummaryThis book of hours, donated to the library of the Academy of Lausanne in 1779, is a typical example of such devotional books from the late Middle Ages. The calendar is for use in Paris: each day has its saint assigned to it, without any of them being highlighted. The masculine form of address of the Obsecro te could have been for a book of hours made for the book market as much as it could designate the actual recipient of the manuscript. Some prayers in French, such as the XV joies de Notre Dame, Les sept requêtes à Notre Seigneur, and a prayer to the Holy Cross, conclude the work. All illuminations marking the beginning of each of the Offices, probably full-page decorations, have disappeared. The only remaining traces of book decoration can be found in the margins and in the decorated initials in the secondary divisions of the same Offices.
Standard descriptionDescription de Marina Bernasconi Reusser et Brigitte Roux, e-codices, 2020.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-bcul-V1177 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-bcul-V1177)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttps://e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/bcul-V1177/manifest.json
|How to quote:||
How to quoteLausanne, Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire - Lausanne, V 1177: Book of hours (https://e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/bcul/V1177).
DecorationFully Painted, Gold / Silver, Initial, Line Filler, Margin, Ornamental
Liturgica christianaBook of hours
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